Roundup & Recap: The Week

Here are some of the stories I covered over the past seven days:

20100625_frank_18 The Wall Street reform bill may rein in the big banks, but it’s got just what the Hollywood studios wanted.

The White House, led by Vice President Joseph Biden, pledged to crack down on piracy, starting with a new gameplan, but many entertainment and D.C. circles wish that Google and a federal judge were on the same page. Biden will get a chance soon to hear their frustrations.

Bob Kerrey insisted he’s still talking about leading the MPAA, even if Hollywood is getting ancy, but the most recent occupant of the job is available again.

The industry is split on whether it likes the Comcast-NBC U merger, while the FCC stopped the clock.

Fox News immigration hawks got a new, surprising foe: Their boss.

Meg Whitman hit
Governor Moonbeam
(in a new ad spot, not for real), but Jerry Brown
should be feelin’ alright about the 70s.

The Kremlin cracked the 140-character code. The Salahis better be careful crashing California shindigs. Indies came out for “Crude.” Show biz boosted Larry King’s Gulf telethon.

And it doesn’t matter how long it’s been: A Monkee still has business on Capitol Hill.

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